VIDEO. A real-life car race through video game headsets

A real-life car race conducted through visual headsets – that surely won’t work, right?! Well, it has.

Head-to-head visual headset race

Castrol EDGE oil has premiered its latest Titanium Trial driving challenge in a head-to-head race between two international driving stars through the use of Oculus Rift headsets.

Formula Drift professional Matt Powers went up against UK racing and stunt driver Ben Collins (previously “The Stig”) in LA driving while all the drivers could see was a perilous virtual reality track through their state-of-the-art Oculus Rift Kit 2 headsets.

Piloting brand new 2015 V8 Ford Mustangs, the challenge fuses video game technology with real world driving skill.

The ‘Virtual Racers’ challenge is the most recent episode in the Castrol EDGE Titanium Trials – a series of high-powered driving challenges.

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